All For A Cause!


GRAMMY AWARD win­ning mu­sic com­poser and con­ser­va­tion­ist, Ricky Kej, or­gan­ised lit­er­ary com­pe­ti­tions for chil­dren last month at The Col­lec­tion, UB City in Ben­galuru, where chil­dren from age 13 on­wards from dif­fer­ent schools across the city par­tic­i­pated in de­bates, quiz and art com­pe­ti­tions fo­cused on cre­at­ing aware­ness about the en­vi­ron­ment, na­ture and con­ser­va­tion. The com­pe­ti­tions, per­son­ally cu­rated and presided over by Ricky Kej him­self, were held as a pre­lude to the RoundGlass Sam­sara Fes­ti­val 2017—an En­vi­ron­men­tal Sum­mit, Film Fes­ti­val, Con­cert and Art Ex­hi­bi­tion. Chil­dren from var­i­ous schools in the city took part in this three-day lit-fest. The win­ners, apart from tro­phies and cer­tifi­cates, will also have the op­por­tu­nity to speak/present their art to renowned names from the field of science, pol­i­tics, ad­min­is­tra­tion, art and con­ser­va­tion at the RoundGlass Sam­sara Sum­mit and Art Ex­hi­bi­tion that will take place in Oc­to­ber. Ricky Kej, who is the man be­hind the RoundGlass Sam­sara Fes­ti­val, said, “It is my hum­ble at­tempt to bring to­gether global lead­ers, de­ci­sion mak­ers and of course, the peo­ple of the city to pro­mote the im­por­tance of en­vi­ron­men­tal con­scious­ness and con­ser­va­tion. It is im­por­tant that to­day’s youth, who are the de­ci­sion mak­ers of the fu­ture, un­der­stand the sig­nif­i­cance of pro­tect­ing the en­vi­ron­ment if fu­ture gen­er­a­tions are to be pre­served on this beau­ti­ful planet.” That’s quite a huge re­spon­si­bil­ity on Ricky’s shoul­ders.

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